This past weekend, the Heisman Trophy was awarded for the 80th time to Marcus Mariota.
It’s definitely one of the most famous awards in sports, and lots of fans follow the road, along with their favorite players, to see who will take it home year after year. But do you know the long history behind the Heisman, how it came to be, the mission behind it, and just what player have received it since it was first awarded in 1935?
“The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country.”
Did you know that the Heisman had such longevity and is actually a memorial trophy? Tell us what else you never knew about this historic trophy.